|Wanda La Claire
It a gloomy day in Vancouver but still warm, the kind of day where I wish my balcony were a little bigger so I could outside without getting wet. One of those days where the North Shore Mountains are completely hidden by clouds. Maybe it's a good thing that it's raining because I had to spend the morning fixing broken links on my website.
There are a lot of birds around my place and in the mornings they can be noisy. This morning a new bird joined the chorus. At first, I thought it was a machine. It sounded more like a squeaky toy than a bird and it chirped like a metronome. When it went off the beat, I decided it was a living thing. I think the new bird also riled the others, making a racket this morning. The picture was taken by me while I was in Honduras.
I hope you remember to vote. I had a couple of things I had to do so it made more sense to vote on my way home. On voting day, I run into a lot of people who remind you to get out and do it but the comment I always find funny is: It doesn't matter who you vote for so long as you vote. Maybe I'm naive but I think it does matter who you vote for but no matter who you vote for I hope you'll get out and vote.
Sugarloaf is a nice easy climbing area in Murrin Park but that fact makes it very crowded on weekends. I'm lucky; I get to climb on weekdays when the park is nearly empty. Still get the chance to meet and talk with other climbers, which is always enjoyable but it's empty enough to have your pick of routes. We're having some amazing weather right now so twice this week I was able to spend my day rock climbing. I really love living here.
At this time of year, you can walk through seasons by walking to the beach. My apartment is on a ridge and back from the ocean so a stroll to the beach involves a temperature change. This wall of rhododendrons is about a block from the water but the same plants that surround my place haven't even started to bloom.
In the tradition of "things that are awesome", I love sitting in the sun on my balcony drinking coffee and reading a book. Warm sun, hot coffee, and a good book to disappear into, I don't know why but it makes me feel like I'm on vacation somewhere. At least, for an hour or two.
I have no idea how to write blogs so I just write about wacky thoughts that run through my mind and leave a bit of a residue behind.